Concepts and Other Musings

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Mixing the Modes of String, Thread and Paintings History?

These artworks take the history of sewing and weaving to a more contemporary feeling by the way the materials are intermingled. 

Fibre Painting with Familial Embroidered Clothes & My Embroidery 

Below I tried to do 3D sculptural object on Canvas

But it started with the left over string applied to a canvas in this work called "Mask"

Re-purposing

Thread and Paint Woven Together

In the below artworks thread takes the place of paint and intermingles with it. The thread becomes the paint brush mark in a lot of the artworks below.

Embroidery Imitates and Replaces the Paint Brush Marks. 

Below the brush marks from the background of these abstract drip paintings are brought forward by being Embroidered.

Intuitive String Art with Stitched Paint Brush Marks

Expressing a Feeling and a Memory onto Sandpaper 

When I did these Sandpaper Paintings I had, had a car accident in the area near my old studio in London. I was not sleeping well and decided that I would do some expressive art making like I did in Haliburton in my Post Graduate Course. I took materials at hand in my studio and began to picture feelings and emotions to the sand paper starting with stitching then applying oil pastel. Each panel describes the road and to me my reactions and emotions in colour and texture. These took me most of the day and I slept well that night. 

Always Thinking of Conservation, When I Mix Paint and String

Here I use intuitive laid cotton roping and acrylic paint and embroider the inner parts of the divided sections with Phentex. My concept was to protect and conserve and so I did what I immediately wanted to do. I wrapped it in plastic (table cloth cover) a rebuttal to what we as artists need to think of when doing art. Especially when the materials can become contaminated, but here a kind of sarcastic look at where craft gets marginalized because it may not appear to be fine art. 

The Above Artwork lead to thinking again about the plastic covering in a domestic way. I have used a Plastic Lace Table Cloth as a support with canvas first to see if it would work (It did) and I Painted Beneath the table cloth. The plastic here conserves the artwork… & is coherent with plastic paint, plastic tablecloth and canvas cloth.

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